Game of Thrones: A Tale of Kings and HonorFeatured
- Lord of the Rings Trilogy (New Line Cinema)
It will be difficult to say anything that hasn't been said about this amazing edit.
I'm at this forum because of this edit and my quest to find another.
The idea and concept of this. How does one determine what needs to be cut to end up at an appropriate length that matches up to the LOTR score that was intended?
The title card. The beginning. Do you dream that up? How do you decide what should be included? Who voiced it over?
Incredible edit from beginning to end. I barely missed anything from the story arc. This is exactly how you trim almost 3/4 of the fluff from a series and make it into an exciting fast paced movie. I only regret that perfection takes time because there are six more seasons for Andreas to edit.
What can I say, that hasn't already been said? The edit is fantastic. Each piece of music fits perfectly in its respective scene and none of the transitions are particularly jarring. This edit is a perfect bridge between the RR's. I highly recommend it to any fan of GoT or LotR.
A true achievement to trim 10-ish hours down to a perfectly reasonable 2.5 hour-movie. I certainly didn't miss anything, but I did have to recollect a few times to remind we of what happens "in between" the cuts. No biggie unless you dive in to this without having seen the entire first season.
The audio and video editing is flawless and the LotR-music worked better than I thought, to be honest. Some of the musical cues do remind me too much of LotR, though, and did bring me out of it momentarily. My big issue with this edit is the letterboxing. Does it give a more cinematic feel? Sure. Is the framing thrown out the window? Mostly. It becomes evident that this is a fan edit (an otherwise stellar fan edit) the moment the framing feels off in a scene. A hair too much there, a foot there; it is noticeable throughout that the framing was not intended for 2.35:1 (or what the result here is).
Other than that I would certainly recommend this edit to anyone, really. Maybe one should be familiar with the first season in order to pick up some of the missing parts. Bottom line: A great edit in every way and an interesting concept, what with using LotR-music and all.
Awesome movie. I really felt it told the story exceptionally well. To distill a season down to a movie, make the resulting story so damn enjoyable, and the character's personal arcs so well defined that you really do feel invested in everything they are doing is really something remarkable. I can not wait for the movies that follow. /bravo
it's a fantastic work. you need to see it